Go Back   NeuroTalk Support Groups > >

Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Fibromyalgia syndrome is a widespread musculoskeletal pain and fatigue disorder which generally occurs in the muscles, ligaments, and tendons – the soft fibrous tissues in the body. This forum is for fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Immune Deficiency Syndrome (CFS/CFIDS).

New medical thoughts on Fibro:

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-31-2014, 07:45 PM   #51
Debbie D
Elder
 
Debbie D's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Naperville IL
Posts: 5,169
Default

Question: does fibro cause spasticity-severe enough to cause a 12 degree bend in the knee joint?
I was dxd with fibro in the mid 80s and have had few flares in the past decade. I was dxd with MS in late 08 after a few years of increasing sxs.

I had knee replacement surgery 8 weeks ago…the narcotics worked on the pain from spasms and the surgical site, but then I had a severe flare of fibro that continues to this day; I also had a flareup of MS sxs.
The narcotics did nothing for the fibro pain. I discontinued the narcotics several weeks ago, and my joints and muscles are feeling that old familiar ripping feeling of fibro.

Just wondering if the spasms are from MS or from fibro...
__________________
Instant Karma's gonna get you-gonna knock you right in the head...John Lennon
Debbie D is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2014, 02:11 PM   #52
Mrs.Redman
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 16
Default Fibromyalgia Connection to Small Fiber Neuropathy? Really Need Answers.

I realize I am on an old thread but wanted to see if there was any mention of the relationship between FMS and Small Fiber Neuropathy. I have SFN and was dx'ed about a year ago. I now have pain all over and won't go into that. I'm posting here(though I could not find the "New Thread" anywhere and I am a member)because I have recently read that there have been some small studies done on people with FMS and SFN showing that a quite a few also have SFN! Since my dx of SFN, my pain has increased, intensified and spread. I am now wondering if the SFN caused the fibro? Can anyone help me? I have been looking all over this site for more information about SFN, how to treat it, IF my symptoms are fibro and not SFN or a combination of the two. I am really searching for answers and cannot find any because SFN is pretty rare and most drs know very little about it.
Mrs.Redman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2014, 05:46 AM   #53
glenntaj
Magnate
Community Welcome Team
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Queens, NY
Posts: 2,749
Default Well--

--small fiber neuropathy is hardly rare; it is the most common type of neuropathy from diabetes and a large majority of "idiopathic" neuropathy sufferers have predominantly small-fiber involvement.

There well may be a link between small fiber neuropathy and fibromyalgia--but a lot of that would depend on what one's criteria for fibromyalgia are (a subject that is still in considerable dispute among doctors and researchers).

Small fiber neuropathy, by definition, involves the small, unmyelinated nerves that subsume the sensory sensations of pain and temperature, and also most autonomic functions. There is no muscle involvement with small fiber neuropathy, as it is the larger, myelinated nerves that ennervate muscle. However, some think that muscle knots or trigger points can tighten and compress small fiber nerves that pass nearby them, leading to neural symptoms.

The muscle involvement reported with fibromyalgia (myo means "muscle") makes it unlikely that small fiber dysfunction is the primary or only mechanism involved in the condition. It is likely multifactorial and would certainly involve larger, myelinated nerves as well.
glenntaj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2015, 09:21 AM   #54
jillianjoy
New Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 4
Wink Good News

I am glad to hear there is a Dr. at U of M who has the latest information on Fibromyalgia. I was diagnosed in 2011 by a Rheumatologist after several years of going to a GP. I have tried almost every drug on the planet, and have either had an allergic reaction or it didn't work. I'm currently seeing a pain management doctor who prescribed Ketamine Infusions, PSTIM and Suboxone. I am so confused. I live close to U of M, so will try to get an appointment with Dr. Clauw. Thanks for the info!
jillianjoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Secondary Fibro? Fibro-like Symptoms? Idealist Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue 19 09-09-2012 06:02 PM
Fibro and the Flu DaDiva Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue 4 04-01-2008 02:06 PM
Fibro From PN ?? nide44 Peripheral Neuropathy 16 02-05-2008 10:18 AM
RSD Medical Warning Sheet for Medical Personnel mollymcn Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD and CRPS) 2 06-24-2007 01:29 AM
I am new to fibro/CFS Lilith Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue 3 05-16-2007 03:43 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:53 AM.
Brought to you by the fine folks who publish mental health and psychology information at Psych Central • Mental Health Forums

The material on this site is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment
provided by a qualified health care provider. Always consult your doctor before trying anything you read here.


Powered by vBulletin • Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.31 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

All posts copyright their original authors • Community Guidelines • Terms of Use • Privacy Policy